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plantations?/ restaurants?

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plantations?/ restaurants?

I am heading to Tennessee from April 25 to may 2 . Going to Nashville and memphis. I 've never been before but I love plantations and would like some rec's on any favorite's. Also any must see's while we are there? We've got some idea's but we're trying to stay away from the really crowded, touristy area's.

Restaurants? BBQ, Soul Food?

Thanks in advance

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If you like plantations take the historic TN tour provided by grayline. www.musiccitytours.com they offer a tour that will take you to the two key plantations around us the Hermitage, home to Andrew Jackson and the Bell Meade plantation. Both gorgous homes and it is a great tour. Def. a must see if you are into that kinda thing. Also if you have time drive over to Franklin. The carter house and the Carnton plantation have a huge amount of civil war history and a great way to spend a day. My 1st choice would be my favorite though.

Food ~ Well there is Jacks BBQ on broadway, Tootsies and Rippy's all on Broadway. Then there is the Wildhorse Saloon again BBQ on 2nd Ave, they have wonderful BBQ sauce.

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As for Plantations, I would recommend the Belle Meade Plantation, known as 'the Queen of TN plantations'.


Here in Franklin, there is the Historic Carnton Plantation, which was used as a confederate hospital during the civil war.


As for local BBQ restaurants, Jacks is good, South Street, and a fave of mine, Tex's.

As for others, the White Trash Cafe (meat & 3), Rotiers for burgers, Elliston Place Soda Shop. Monells is unique. Valentino for Italian. Sperrys for Steaks.

Welcome to Nashville.

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Without a doubt, you should visit Monell's Dining & Catering. The original location is on the northern end of downtown Nashville. It's set in an 1880 victorian house, in Historic Germantown. Address is 1235 6th Ave. N. Nashville, TN

If you're in Historic Franklin, they have another location there. It's at 107 Bridge St Franklin, TN. That setting is in a circa 1900 jail. At either location you'll sit at large tables that seat 10-14 diners at once. They'll start bringing out bowls and platters of food immediately. Real skillet fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, real biscuits, real brewed southern sweet ice tea. Are you getting the 'real' message here! Put any of that on your head and your tongue will beat your brains out just trying to get to it ;) No, they do not take reservations...for anyone. But, you won't wait long for a table either. A word from a regular...pace yourself or you won't have room for the dessert. Enjoy!

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I have never been impressed with the White trash and fail to see how it is still in business but Monells is one of the best especially when they have fried chicken. You will also like Jacks barbecue

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Hi tahiti_sweetie604,

The above plantation visits are wonderful! Here are a few others you may want to check out:

Belmont Mansion: www.belmontmansion.com

Cheekwood: www.cheekwood.org

Sam Davis Home: www.samdavishome.org



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